Aims and scope

End of Life Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care. It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care audience. The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

The journal publishes articles relating to clinical skills and symptom management as well as clinical reviews, ethics and the law, primary research and audit, clinical practice development, professional issues and debate. Each issue will have an article relating to communication skills. The journal is keen to publish nursing assignments and will help students to adapt their course work into articles.

The journal will include clinical skills, communication skills, clinical reviews, symptom management, psychological, spiritual, social and physical aspects of care, research/audit, clinical practice development, professional issues and debate along with assignments (we are happy to help people adapt their course work into articles).


End of Life Journal is published by BMJ and owned by St Christopher’s Hospice.

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23 days

Time from acceptance to publication

44 days (online)



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